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Expert on Brain Injury Rehabilitation Speaks in Jackson

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Mississippi is third in the nation for reports of brain injuries annually. A national expert on rehabilitation is at the Jackson Medical Mall for a two-day symposium to talk about treatment and says there's hope for recovery.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, September 19

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On today's show: Public schools in the state are reacting to their annual academic ratings. We'll hear from the school at the top, and one closer to the bottom. Then, we'll talk to a leader in the new charter school just approved to open in the Mississippi Delta. And in this week's Book Club, The life and work of Mississippian and nationally renowned artist, Dusti Bonge.

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School Districts React to Newly Released Academic Ratings

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Several Mississippi school districts are reacting to the newly released state department of education academic ratings. MPB spoke with two districts who are working to see improvement in student performance.

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Second Charter School Coming to Mississippi Delta

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The only charter school approved this year in Mississippi is a middle school in the Delta. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on what it means for students and families in the area.

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Hood calls for preschool, teacher pay, higher K-12 spending

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood is calling for expanding state-funded preschool, increasing teacher pay and spending more overall on K-12 education

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, September 18

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On today's show: Find out why education officials are pleased with the newest round of school and district grades, and where more improvement needs to be made. Then, why the low level of black-owned businesses is making some Mississippians feel left out. And after a southern remedy health minute, hear about a new anti-hunger program aimed at capital city kids.

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Academic Ratings Show Gains for Many Public Schools

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Academic ratings for Mississippi public schools are out and the state department of education is touting the results. Despite improvements, advocates say more funding is needed.

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Black Businesses in Mississippi: Where are they now and how do they wish to grow?

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Almost 40 percent of the population in Mississippi is African American. That's more than any other state in the nation. But black people own less than 18 percent of the state's economy, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on why African Americans own significantly fewer businesses and what some black business owners have to say about it.

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Capital City Program Tackles Hunger Epidemic

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City and nonprofit leaders in the Capital City are hoping a new anti-hunger task force can make a dent in central Mississippi's food insecurity problem. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, September 17

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There's an outbreak of Hepatitis A in Mississippi. Find out who could be at risk. Plus, learn about new cases of West Nile virus in the state. And a local community market is taking the place of a grocery store and working to combat food insecurity and health issues in the Mississippi Delta. Then after a Mississippi StoryCorps, more details on the future of public safety funding.

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